DMPL closed Monday, May 27

Plan ahead: All locations of the Des Moines Public Library will be closed Monday, May 27 for the Memorial Day Holiday. 

COMING SOON: Summer Reading Challenge

The 2024 Summer Reading Challenge starts Monday, June 3! Find more information on the program HERE, and learn all about our special Summer Reading Kickoff Party on June 2 HERE!

Big Book Sale

Big Book Sale 2024

The Big Book Sale is back!

Stop by Central Library's meeting rooms, May 8-13, to stock up on books, CDs, DVDs, and more. The inventory includes withdrawn library items, and donations from the community.

All proceeds help support programming, and other initiatives at the library.

$5 Bag Sale

The $5 bag sale is happening now! Come on down to the book sale and fill up a paper shopping bag with Books, CDs, DVDs, and more for just $5.

Open Hours

Saturday: 10 AM-5 PM

Sunday: 12-4 PM

Monday: 9 AM-7:30 PM